Episode 9



In this episode, we dive into the life of Vikram Bharati, the founder of Tribe Theory. We learn about how the company came to be and Vikram’s personal journey and growth. The discussions get a little philosophical as we dive into what it means to be lost and cultivating your personal mission statement. 

Key Topics and Learnings

  • Being lost and some of the benefits that come from it
  • Taking a leap and diving into something when you feel what you’re currently doing isn’t right.
  • “There is no one truth” when it comes to life
  • Cultivating a mission statement and vision for yourself and a company
  • The beginnings of tribe theory
  • Working at a big corporation vs a small company
  • The rebranding from Flavours of Icecream to Tribe Theory Podcast


About The Guest

Vikram Bharati

Founder at Tribe Theory

Vikram is the founder of Tribe Theory, a successful global chain of business hostels for entrepreneurs and young startups alike. Before creating Tribe Theory, Vikram started his career in the financial services industry where he began as an analyst working his way to the vice president of JPMorgan for the better part of a decade. This financial professional turned nomadic entrepreneur has also travelled over 50 countries helping build several startups and also co-founding startups across the globe. He also has experience in the venture capital realm, having worked as the head of venture capital investments for REAPRA where he worked on VC investment opportunities across Asia. Forming the basis of his strong financial background, Vikram completed his bachelor's degree specialising in business administration and finance at the University of California, Riverside, then completing his MBA at the University of Southern California.